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Vigilance crucial, despite positive momentum

During a virtual town hall on March 18, Virginia Tech President Tim Sands was joined by Rachel Holloway, vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs, and Frank Shushok, vice president for student affairs, to discuss plans for the rest of the spring semester and into the fall.

Date: 03/18/2021
COVID-19 vaccine update for employees: Week of March 15

Date: 03/17/2021
Engineering a better lab experience

Assistant Professor of Practice Kevin Young spent summer 2020 applying his 11 years of professional engineering experience and nine years as an instructor to rework the lab component of his Civil and Environmental Engineering 2814 course. The result? A comprehensive revision and the development of a lab safety policy that Virginia Tech’s Environmental Health and Safety team approved immediately, complimenting its detail and thoroughness.

Date: 03/17/2021
From President Tim Sands: Let's finish strong

There are many reasons to be optimistic that the worst of the pandemic is behind us, and that we will be able to resume a more normal way of life in the summer. Yet, globally, nationally, and certainly in Virginia, more transmissible variants and pandemic fatigue could jeopardize or delay a return to normal.

Date: 03/15/2021
Hokies reflect on pandemic's one-year mark

Approaching the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, several members of the Virginia Tech community reflected on the past 12 months, what they learned, what changed, and for whom they're grateful.

Date: 03/12/2021

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A message from Dean Byron Hughes, Chief Mac Babb, and Chief Anthony Wilson: We’re still in this together

The smallest of our choices have a significant impact on the greater whole – particularly at this moment when anxieties are running high and resources are low.

Date: 01/25/2021
From President Tim Sands: Maintain vigilance and commitment this spring

Our success this semester depends on each one of us. We’ve all worked hard to get this far, so let’s make it count as we look forward to reclaiming the active campus we know and love.

Date: 01/18/2021
From President Tim Sands: Thank you for your outstanding work this year

2020 will be remembered for challenges the likes of which have not been seen for generations. The year will also be remembered for the way we met those challenges. We developed thoughtful and pragmatic plans, adapted to changing circumstances, and safely served the needs of the community while maintaining a focus on our mission.

Date: 12/15/2020
A message from President Tim Sands: Implementing mandatory random prevalence testing

Mandatory random prevalence testing will allow monitoring of the status of COVID-19 on campus and in Blacksburg with a statistically significant sample of the entire undergraduate population.

Date: 09/18/2020
A letter from Frank Shushok Jr.: Remember our calling

Ut Prosim compels us to model love — in whatever shape it is most needed at any given time. Right now, we especially need the kind of courageous love that puts others first, makes hard decisions, holds others accountable, and models the brilliance of an “all-in” community.

Date: 07/21/2020

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